The Empty Space

Current Performances

Story Circles & Story Circle Facilitator Training

Story circle
September 21, 2018, 7:00pm
Theme: Health

A story circle

About story circles, ~ Story circles bring people together in a friendly, inclusive setting to share true personal stories on a given theme. (Past themes include “Home,” “Change,” and “Sacred Earth, Common Ground.”) As we take turns sharing brief stories (about 3 minutes each), our collective story emerges – larger, richer, and more complex. The things we have in common, as well as real differences, are brought to light. A story circle is like a kaleidoscope of life – ever-changing, illuminating, with many dimensions, twists, and turns. 

About StoryscopeStoryscope is a group of volunteers who share a passion for the ancient art of storytelling. We believe that story circles can be empowering for individuals and communities of all stripes. We have presented story circles events in collaboration with Grace Lutheran Church, Arizona Interfaith Power & Light, Trans Spectrum of Arizona, Desert Progressives, the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at ASU, the Storytelling Institute at South Mountain Community College, and more.

The theme for fall 2018 is Health A story circle event can build bonds as people come together to share personal stories related to health. Stories about overcoming injury or illness, or being a healthcare provider or caregiver. Stories about financial health, the health of the planet, or spiritual healing. No need to prepare stories in advance. As part of the event, we’ll show participants how to develop stories on the spot.

Staff and volunteers

To schedule a Storyscope event please contact:

Jennifer Linde ~ 480-727-6763, | @storyscopeaz Facebook: Storyscope Project 

Storyscope is sponsored by Black Mountain Communications in association with the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University. Storyscope is an Affiliate of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (, a grassroots action network inciting creativity and social imagination to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging.


Story Circle Facilitator Training

Story Circle Facilitator Training 

Saturday, September 29, 2018
10:00 a.m. - Noon

Free. Walk-ins welcome, but RSVP is helpful:

RSVP to John Genette